8th Grade U.S. History

Monday, September 29, 2014

9/29 and 9/30 Mon./Tues.

1. Discuss and evaluate the Hominid website worksheet
    Turn it in.

2. Read Chapter 3

3. Take Chapter 3 notes

4. Begin Study Guide for Chapters 1-3

HW: Finish at least the front of the Study Guide by Wed./Thur.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, Sept. 26

*Chapter 1-3 quiz next Friday over notes and reading.   And a couple economic terms will be on it also.

1. Finish Notes for Chapter 1 and 2 in workbook

2. Work on computer research of Hominids.  See link on the side>>

HW: Work on the hominid research online.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

9/24 and 25 Wed./Th.

1. Hand in your assignment - 5W paper for Ch. 2

2. Read about Tween news - See link on side
     Share articles

3. New Seating Chart

4. Review Ch. 2 Reading and 5W paper

5. Take Notes on Ch. 1 and Ch. 2 in workbook

6. Read Ch. 3

FYI: Chapter 1-3 quiz next Friday with Economics (a few concepts)
This Friday - bring your computer- You will be doing Hominid research online

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mon./Tues. 9-22 and 23

1. Get Social St. numbers
2. Hand in the WPS Chapter 1 paper

3. CNN Student News

4. Review Ch. 1 reading

5. Download book onto your computer (must be logged in at school to do it)
  Log in and go to Student Apps, then 7-8, then History Alive, then 7th grade, then click on it and put it on your desktop

6. Read Chapter 2 and use the 5W paper

HW: Be sure the Ch. 2  5 W paper is done by Wed./Th.

Friday, September 19, 2014

9/19 Friday

1. Take World Map quiz

2. Finish the Ch. 1 reading and worksheet

3. Go to http://www.constitutioncenter.org/education  and read about the U.S. constituiton

HW: Be sure the CH. 1 worksheet is done for M/T

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

9/17 and 9/18 W/Th

1. CNN Student News

2. Geography Challenge in workbook pgs. 4-7

3. Be sure your workbook is decorated/personalized by Friday 9/19

4. Read Chapter 1 and do a Word, Phrase Sentence (WPS)

5. Map practice - Quiz on Friday

HW: Study for map quiz (Friday) and finish the Ch. 1 Papers due M/T

Monday, September 15, 2014

9-15 and 16 M/T

1. Hand in Maps from last Friday labeled

2. Take a practice map quiz - real quiz is Friday

3. Correct it... get practice map #2 for home practice

4. Do the Pre-test (non graded) - answer questions the best you can.  There will a Post -test in May (Graded)

5. Begin Geography Challenge in the workbook

6. Watch CNN student news if time.

HW: Study for the World map quiz on Friday

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, 9-12

1. Fill out world maps - quiz over this material next Friday

2. Put up I will statements

3. Should we arm the Syrian rebels?

HW: Be sure map is filled out and begin studying for quiz over this next Friday

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sept. 10 and 11

1. Watch CNN news

2. Share your parents 911 info.  .....report out.

3. Watch "I will remember video"

4. Fill out I will remember and/or I will thank....
5. Go over the grading policy for social studies
6.  Star Spangled Banner - History.  It was written on 9/14/1814  Celebrate by wearing red, white, and blue on Thursday
6. Decorate workbooks
7. Favorite parts of the textbook??

HW: Wear red, white and blue on Thursday

Monday, September 8, 2014

9-8 and 9-9 M/T Block

1. Draw a map of the world freehand

2. Sept. 11 Video and Why?

3. Fill out Bathroom Passes - explain how they will be used

4. Get Books and workbooks
         a. Fill out pink paper
         b. Write IN INK, your name in the textbook
         c. Decorate your workbook

5. Meet me at map

Talk to your parents about 9-11
Thursday = red white and blue day      
       9-11 patriot day and 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner

Friday, 9/5

1. Go over school handbook
2. Finish presenting name cards
3. What is ISIS? (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria)
3. CNN Student News

HW: No

2nd and 3rd day 9/3-9/4

Irish Pirate Team activity in the LGI
Day 1 = Handbook
Day 2 = Icebreakers

Block Class time (60 min.)

1. Get into Alpha seating chart

2. Finish name cards

3. Begin presenting the name cards

HW: No

1st day of school 9-2

1. Roll call
2. Intro with slideshow
3. Start name tags